hand·​blown ˈhan(d)-ˈblōn How to pronounce handblown (audio)
: made by glassblowing and molded by hand

Examples of handblown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As with all Green Wolf Lighting lamps, the four portable lights in this limited-edition collection are made of handblown Murano glass. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The shop sells everything from earthy stoneware and pottery to handblown glass and woodwork. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 3 Feb. 2024 The handblown glass is similar to Chihuly glass, Sestak said. Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Last year Robinson released a line of handblown sparkling-wine glassware called Anivram Dining Collection (the name is Marvina spelled backward). Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2023 One dramatic instance is the custom lighting fixture by Jeff Zimmerman—a sinuous brass vine adorned with handblown glass—that reaches down from the entertaining area’s ceiling. ELLE Decor, 24 May 2023 Its 65 pounds per square inch of pressure — too strong for plastic bottles, hence the use of handblown glass bottles made in Europe — breathes bite into an egg cream. Corey Kilgannon Juan Arredondo, New York Times, 13 May 2023 This elegant, handblown glass vase by Hawkins New York is offered in six pretty colors and two sizes. Hannah Baker, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Mar. 2023 Plus, the understated handblown glass vessel will look super luxe on your side table. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 20 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of handblown was in 1885

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“Handblown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handblown. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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